Most teachers will conduct a bit of personal, class-based research at some point. It will rarely be formally recognised, you will hardly ever get allocated time to complete it and it will almost never reach the light of day and be published.
The tests covering the core skills that teachers need to prove before they can become a qualified teacher have been changed.
Kate Rickeard was aware of what her staff were thinking when she took on her first headship. “I was this 28-year-old upstart who thinks she knows it all,” she recalls.
From 1 September 2010 teacher salaries in England and Wales rise across the board by 2.3 per cent.